Developers and Depression

I work in an industry whose participants have little connection to their own behavioral and emotional life. I consider myself an escapee more than a survivor. (Thanks Chris!) It is also rare at a technical event there would be a session called "Developers and Depression". But here it is: Developers and Depressiongiven by Greg Baugues on August 16 2013 at Steel City Ruby in Pittsburgh, PA.

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If your presence doesn't work, neither will your words.

“If your presence doesn't work, neither will your words.” - Yogi Bhajan

GNU Screen cheat-sheet


starting screen


          screen -S name

     within sudo

          script /dev/null
          screen -S name


     ^a d


     screen -x foo
     screen -x user/foo


     screen -ls


     hardstatus alwayslastline "%w %= %H "

     defscrollback 10000

     multiuser on
     addacl user1
     addacl user2
     addacl userN

     ^a ?


new window

     ^a c
     ^a : screen

title window

     ^a A name
     ^a : title name

close window

     ^a k
     ^a : k
     using ^d at the shell prompt will close end the current shell and so close the window.

select window

     ^a number
     ^a : select number

select next window

     ^a backspace
     ^a : prev

read-only window

     ^a : chacl * -w number

read-write window

     ^a : chacl * +w number


new region (aka split) 

     ^a S
     ^a : split     

select next region

     ^a tab

resize regions (equally)

     ^a : resize =

close region

     ^a X
     ^a : remove

close all regions except the current region

     ^a Q
     ^a : only

    ^a esc
page back
page forward

    esc esc
See for an online manual.

Getting OS X to use the application you want to open a document type

I had a little problem where Chrome was not the default viewer for XML documents on my Mac. Using the "Open With..." dialog to select the application to use with the document did not stick. In the end I used the duti utility, eg

duti -s text/xml all
and this seems to have worked. Will see if it continues to work after a reboot.

The other problem is what are the applications, UTIs, or MIME types that can be used? The command

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -dump | grep ...
can be used to investigate. Further, I found a reference to AllApplications which will also help.